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"I'm Sorry"

Mishpacha Contributors

Two tiny words to bridge chasms, repair rifts, mend hearts. Five women, and the ways they said, "I’m Sorry"

 

Letting Go

As told to Miriam Klein Adelman

By the time summer came around, I knew I wanted to stay for a second year. I wrote to my mother with my request

 

Shame On Me

Miri Hecht

I didn’t share it. It was hard enough for me to live with the recollection. I couldn’t stand the thought of letting anyone else in

 

Finish Line

Tehilla Shapiro

No matter how hard I tried, though, I never seemed to make it to candlelighting on time

 

Circles of Love

Shifra Leah Kahn

I was a child who never fit into a society where the normal family was one father, one mother, two children

 

Prayers Aloft

Libi Astaire

There’s something special about the ezras nashim on Yom Kippur — the feelings of camaraderie and community that flow as freely as the tears

 

Creating Shelter

C. Rosenberg

For some women, preparing for Yom Tov requires more than devising eight days of menus — it means constructing their own succahs

 

Whispers: Chapter 12

Shana Reicher

It didn’t seem doable. It cost a fortune. And there were no guarantees… I cried daily over the seemingly impossibly path ahead

 

Back Home

Shana Reicher

I wept. In a strange shul, with an unfamiliar crowd, I was uninhibited, free to access my emotions and come closer to my Maker

 

Freefall: Chapter 24

Moe is told he’s being transferred to Officer Training School in New Jersey. Harry asks Moe if he can recuperate in the Freed Hotel

 

Learning Curve: Chapter 17

Gila Arnold

Suri debates whether to confront Zevi or Aviva with Zevi’s insurance mess-up. She chooses Aviva, who decides to spare Zevi and takes the blame herself

 

Lifetakes: Status Change

“So, Ma,” my 17-year-old asked again that year. “Are you going to shul for the whole davening?”



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Weekly Struggle
Shoshana Friedman Cover text: promise big and deliver what we promise
Only Through You
Rabbi Moshe Grylak A response to last week’s letter, “Waiting in Passaic”
Are You Making a Kiddush Hashem?
Yonoson Rosenblum In communal affairs, “one bad apple…” often applies
Chance of a Lifetime
Eytan Kobre I identify with the urge to shout, “No, don’t do it!”
Work / Life Solutions with Bunim Laskin
Moe Mernick "You only get every day once"
Seeking a Truly Meaningful Blessing
Dovid Zaidman We want to get married. Help us want to date
Shivah Meditations
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman Equivalence between two such polar opposites is puzzling
Magnet Moment
Jacob L. Freedman Everyone’s fighting a battle we know nothing about
Secrets and Surprises
Riki Goldstein Top-secret suits Eli Gerstner just fine
Blasts of Warmth
Riki Goldstein Keeping the chuppah music upbeat in low temperatures
Behind the Scenes
Faigy Peritzman The intrinsic value of each mitzvah
Good Vision
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Good or bad, nice or not? What you see is what you get
Day of Peace
Mrs. Elana Moskowitz On Shabbos we celebrate peace within and without